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innuwarriorinnuwarrior Member Posts: 305 Arc User
Hi all,

I have a question which may interest some of you. When upgrading a piece of a space set such as maco/jem/etc, do you have to upgrade all pieces to the same level to get set bonus? For exemple, can you still get 2 pces set bonus for a mk xiii deflector and a mk XII engine or you must upgrade each pces in order to get bonus? I'd test it myself, but can't actually do it yet because of ressource and skill shorfall for a multi-pces set. Anyone tested it?

Thanks for your answer.
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  • ddesjardinsddesjardins Member Posts: 3,056 Media Corps
    edited October 2014
    You are 'supposed' to be able to use the sets now, regardless of individual piece value.

    There are exceptions, mostly glitches being experienced now.

    I would suggest waiting a week or two post launch before trying, as we have no guarantee they will ever be fixed. Play it safe.
  • innuwarriorinnuwarrior Member Posts: 305 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    You are 'supposed' to be able to use the sets now, regardless of individual piece value.

    There are exceptions, mostly glitches being experienced now.

    I would suggest waiting a week or two post launch before trying, as we have no guarantee they will ever be fixed. Play it safe.

    Thanks, I will wait and may try on a set I have many copies of, the Maco set from way back when it was the top set and you had to have it with those tokens. But from what you say, I'll wait until they work out bugs and keep scanning forum for leads on what works and what doesn't.
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    Ka -tet Tier 5 fleet fully completed Starbase and fleet property
  • lindalefflindaleff Member Posts: 3,734 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    I know the Omega set stuff (Assimilated, MACO/KHG) actually gets weaker stats at XIII than they did at XII. I don't know if this only affects Omega Reputation, or if all sets have that problem. But either way, I suggest you stay away from upgrading set stuff, and wait until this gets fixed. When I upgrade to XIII, I expect a stronger thing, not a weaker one, but my set stuff is actually stronger at XII.

    Thankfully, it does seem to have affected non-set stuff. My TR-116, and my Fleet stuff is stronger at XIII.
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  • bohiapbohiap Member Posts: 535
    edited October 2014
    As to the OP's question. No, mark level no longer matters. So yes, in your example you would still get the set bonus.

    But, as others have pointed out, there are some glitches right now so I would wait.
  • lindalefflindaleff Member Posts: 3,734 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    As a whole, I suggest waiting to upgrade anything at all. Give Cryptic time to go through, and fix things.

    1: Some things lose their special bonuses. For example, [Borg] weapons, although half of the Borg NPCs were never labelled as [Borg] anyway, so losing a bonus that never had any application in the first place is not a big deal. Although, you are left with a Very Rare weapon that only has two bonuses, instead of three.

    2: And some things have potential to become the better weapons, but can't be upgraded yet, at all, like the Shard Sword of Kahless.

    3: The aforementioned glitch of set gear actually being stronger at XII.
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  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    I made quiet a few upgrades to mk13 and very often checked the stats and set bonuses afterwards.

    As far as I can tell.. at least in my case the upgrades work as well as the set bonuses independent of different mk or quality levels among its pieces.

    It should be mentioned though that while the stats of the set pieces items improve the set bonus however does not. Protonic arsenal 2 piece for example will always grand 3% more crit H no matter how far its pieces have been upgraded. I think this fact will change a bit how I look at sets and how they perform in comparison toward regular single gear after upgrades.
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  • bohiapbohiap Member Posts: 535
    edited October 2014

    It should be mentioned though that while the stats of the set pieces items improve the set bonus however does not. Protonic arsenal 2 piece for example will always grand 3% more crit H no matter how far its pieces have been upgraded. I think this fact will change a bit how I look at sets and how they perform in comparison toward regular single gear after upgrades.

    This. Borticus has said that they can't scale the set powers and make them work with different level items. IIRC he said they might be worked into scaling captain powers as you get to 60

    But, I haven't seen anything confirmed yet.
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